A Lemon and Blueberries Inspiration


by Swanee Browning, owner New Braunfels Wedding Guide

The following inspiration was a result of a conversation with my friend Mario. Enjoy!

“Mario, The Flower Guy, where did you find the inspiration for the event we created at the beautiful historic Gruene Estate?”

“Walking the grounds of the Gruene Estate Venue for the first time, I was in awe. The lush green landscape, the blue skies and glowing yellow sun just made for the perfect setting to this beautiful venue.

I was, at that point, inspired! You know that saying, “When life gives you lemons”? Well in this case, when life gives you lemons, you create a beautiful summer time wedding!

For certain, the beautiful blue sky inspired all the gorgeous hues of blue florals that were incorporated into all the arrangements, and I couldn’t forget the glowing sunlight, which is why I complemented the floral with fresh lemons. Lemons, of course, are a citrus fruit with thick and fragrant skin, but not many people know that lemons are a symbol of longevity, unity, love and happiness. That is something I not only wish upon my clients but everyone who walks into my life.”

Our photographer, Brandy with Firefly Photography, worked her magic capturing every important moment of our day. You will enjoy viewing her creative perspective as we share her work.

The Texas Hill Country has a gem amongst the wedding industry! Celebrations Bridal and Prom has just hit its five hundredth sterling Google review! The beautiful long gown our bride is wearing suited her perfectly. That’s what the girls at Celebrations do! They find the exact style and fit for each bride to say yes to the dress!

What bride doesn’t want to feel gorgeous on their special day. Vixen Onsite Hair and Makeup are an experienced hair and makeup company who loves helping their brides look and feel their best on their wedding day! It’s always fun to see Amber at work! Every client steps out of her chair feeling like a princess!

Having a second wardrobe selection to wear for the reception has become a popular option for brides. Gigabells provided our change in attire for the reception scenes. Thank you Natasha for completing our bride’s ensemble for our event.

Looking for a business who offers personalized invitations and much more? Visit with Gretchen at Aly Am Paperie to see the vision for your special event brought to life through invitations, signs, and gifts!

Petals and Pop arrived to draw the beautiful bridal suite at Gruene Estate into Mario’s lemon and blueberry theme! Gorgeous and festive, ladies!

Terri and Brittany from To Have and Fold worked closely with Mario to design and set our beautiful summer tabletops! To Have and to Fold’s creative knitch coupled with The Flower Guy produced a bride’s spring or summer wedding day dream.

Need a bar service that comes with experience and a smile? Southern Tapsters brings a colorful and dependable addition to any event.

When Mario shared his lemon and blueberry vision with Jimmy Lyn’s Catering, their creative wheels began to turn resulting in the perfect dessert table!

Looking for an officiant who loves love, marriage and weddings? Easy, helpful and loving, that is Married by Sheri!

Trinity Brush Works left Gruene Estate a treasure that now hangs in the bridal suite! It’s a tribute to the beautiful chapel you find at the venue painted live the day of our event by Natalie, an incredibly talented artist you can find on New Braunfels Wedding Guide.

Mario, thank you for sharing your special vision with us! You always bring memorable to an event. Amazing!

Thank you Gruene Estate Event Venue for being such a gracious host and allowing us to spread our wings to bring this exceptional vision to life.

Mobiloboheme is a staple in New Braunfels as videographers. Paul and Kat work in concert with one another taking the events of the day, the exceptional work of each participating vendor, and the resulting inspiration and put it all in motion!